EKG Technician

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EKG Technician Certification Prep Program

The electrocardiography technician program provides students with an introduction to the cardiovascular anatomy, relations of other body systems to heart health, legal and ethical consideration, patient assessment techniques, the process of how to administer and document ECG with proper lead placement, and basic interpretation of ECG tracings. This program will cover aspects of different types of cardiovascular testing such as Holter testing, stress testing, HIPAA requirements, how to document completed procedures, and how to instruct patients to seek medical attention when abnormal test results occur. 

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Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

 

Student Coaching

Online support with student success coaches.

Mentor Support

Take advantage of weekday and weekend online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Courses

Courses

Week One 

Chapter 1 Anatomy of the Heart

Week Two

Chapter 2 Body Systems and Heart Health

Week Three

Chapter 3 Heart Electrical Physiology

Week Four

Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Medications

Week Five

Chapter Patient Assessment

Week Six

Chapter 6 Electrocardiogram Basics

Week Seven

Chapter 7 Waveforms, Rate, Rhythm, and Artifacts

Week Eight

Chapter 8 Recognizing Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Emergencies

Week Nine

Microsoft Office – Word (levels 1 & 2)

Week Ten

Microsoft Office – Excel (levels 1 & 2) 

Week Eleven

Microsoft Office – Outlook (levels 1 & 2) 

Week Twelve

Microsoft Office – PowerPoint (levels 1 & 2)

Week Thirteen

Professional in the Office

Business Etiquette and Professionalism 

Thinking Critically 

Time Management Skills 

Customer Service Basics

EKG Technician Overview

Here are some of the key topics and skills the students will learn, as well as be expected to complete in their role as a Certified EKG Technician:

  • Effectively communicate with staff and patients, using both verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Assess the impact of OSHA and HIPAA in a medical office
  • Describe the different medical specialties and outline the role and duties of other allied health professionals 
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication
  • Understand the anatomy of the heart and cardiovascular system
  • Use and effects of cardiovascular medications
  • Perform electrocardiograms
  • Interpret and understand heart rate, rhythms, and waveforms
  • Recognize abnormal heart issues and when to direct patients to seek emergency care.

Career & Certification

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(CET)
Certified EKG Technician

The National Healthcareer Association prepares the next generation of healthcare workers through validated, nationally recognized certifications.

(NRCEKG)
Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician

The Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKG) designation demonstrates to employers that certified individuals have the cardiovascular diagnostic and technical knowledge and proficiency required of the electrocardiogram professional in health care settings.

(ETC)
EKG Technician Certification

The American Medical Certification Associations’ (AMCA) mission is to improve the quality of patient care while helping individuals become marketable in today’s ever-changing workforce.

Career Paths
  • EKG Technician
  • Travel EKG Technician
  • Cardiac Technician
  • Phlebotomist
Job Outlook

According to bls.gov, overall employment of medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

Earning Potential

An EKG technician’s salary ranges from $29,910–$98,070, according to the BLS in 2021.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.

Tuition

Financing Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different financing and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your financing options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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Unemployment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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